Yale University – Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking
The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (or Tsai CITY) is a transformative addition to the Yale University campus and an essential step toward creating an interdisciplinary learning environment that cultivates innovators and leaders in all fields and sectors of society. The 12,500-SF, two-story, curved steel and glass building encourages circulation and allows the university to see and participate in ongoing work. Langan designed infiltration systems for the building to divert stormwater from the city’s 150-year-old “combined” sewer system, which had previously run the risk of overflowing to rivers during large storms. Stormwater runoff was captured for reuse with the addition of a rainwater collection tank, which supplies water to the project’s irrigation system. Use of this 10,000-gallon tank reduced stormwater runoff and the potable water usage.
2021 AIA New York, Award of Merit for Best in Architecture